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An experienced instructor was conducting a routine flight proficiency check on a pilot from his company. During a practice emergency, where a jammed tail rotor pedal was simulated, the pilot being checked allowed one skid to contact the ground while the aircraft was yawing to the left. Control was regained and a further hour of flying was completed. Post flight inspection revealed that the tail boom had been creased as a result of the ground contact.
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General details
Date: 06 April 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:00 WST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 30 October 1993 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 ALPHA 
Aircraft registration: VH-NOC 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Kununurra WA
Destination:Kununurra WA
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Last update 23 July 2015